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Sweet Potato Pone

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 3 c. grated sweet potatoes
  • 1 c. molasses or dark cane syrup
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅓ c. vegetable oil


In a 3-quart saucepan, combine sweet potatoes, molasses, ginger, baking powder, salt and vegetable oil. Simmer slowly, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Pour into well-greased 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes stirring every five minutes for the first 20 minutes. Smooth down the top and allow to brown. Cut into squares and serve hot or cold.

Makes 10 servings.

Per serving: 210 calories, 8 grams (g) fat, 1 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate and 420 mg sodium.
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